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Stefanos Tsitsipas pledges Acapulco tournament donation after ‘tragedy’

Stefanos Tsitsipas has returned to the Mexican Open this week, and the 2021 runner-up has pledged a charitable donation to help with the devastation caused by Hurricane Otis.

Tsitsipas is the fifth seed this year and has offered to donate $1000 for every ace he hits at the tournament this week.

Hurricane Otis occurred last October, killing 52 people in Acapulco and causing an estimated damage of $22million to the city.

As a result, it has taken a lot of effort to get the popular ATP 500 tournament to go ahead this year, with nearly $12 million and 35 companies helping with the restoration of the hard court event.

There has also been issues in the area relating to crime, with the tournament suggesting that players remain on-site throughout the week.

Despite this, Tsitsipas has revealed how he pleased he is that the tournament is taking place, “Very good to be back, happy that the tournament is still going strong, it is something we did not expect after the tragedy of a few months ago.

“It gives me happiness that so many people came together and made this possible to return everything to this beautiful city of Acapulco. I am here with my tennis to give the best I can to the communities”.

Tsitsipas will begin his fundraising campaign later today in Acapulco against Roman Safiullin (Midnight GMT), as the Greek looks to move back inside the world’s top 10 once again.

Inside the baseline…

Things may not be going amazing for Stefanos Tsitsipas on the court, but this is a very charitable and generous thing to do from the two-time Grand Slam finalist. This donation may also provide the Greek with another focus, as he is playing for more than just his tennis career and ranking points, but also for the lives of local residents.

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Matthew Johns, Tennishead Writer, is a professional tennis journalist with a specialist degree in Sports Journalism. He's a keen tennis player having represented his local club and University plus he's also a qualified tennis coach. Matthew has a deep knowledge of tennis especially the ATP Tour and thrives on breaking big tennis news stories for Tennishead.